Credit distribution

Credit distribution for cohort 2019

  New
4 year degree
Advanced
standing I
Advanced
standing II
Gateway education      
  Distributional area requirements / College-specified courses 21 12 9
  English 6 6 3
  Chinese civilisation - History and philosophy 3 3 0
College requirement 6 6 0
Programme requirement      
  Foundation-year courses 1 6 3 0
  Core: Major 24 24 24
  Capstone experience 6 6 6
  Core: Stream 12 12 12
  Electives: Stream 15 15 15
Minor or free electives 27 9 0
Total no. of credit units      
  Minimum 120 90 63
  Maximum 144 114 84

1. Students of second major and students changed to the Major will follow the Advanced Standing I curriculum and will be required to take one designated Foundation-year course, i.e. EN2722 (3 credit units) (only applicable to normative 4-year degree students and students admitted with Advanced Standing I). ASII students will be exempted from the Foundation-year courses.

Credit distribution for cohort 2016, 2017 and 2018

  New
4 year degree
Advanced
standing I
Advanced
standing II
Gateway education      
  Distributional area requirements / College-specified courses 21 12 9
  English 6 6 3
  Chinese civilisation - History and philosophy 3 3 0
College requirement 2 6 6 0
Programme requirement      
  Foundation-year courses 3 6 3 0
  Core: Major 18 18 18
  Core: Stream 18 18 18
  Electives: Stream 15 15 15
Minor or free electives 27 9 0
Total no. of credit units      
  Minimum 120 90 63
  Maximum 144 114 84

2. Students of 2015 entry or before transferred from another department of CLASS to the Major will be required to take 15 / 9 credit units of College Requirement for normative four-year degree / Advanced Standing I. Normative four-year degree and Advanced Standing I students transferred from departments outside CLASS to the Major in 2016/17 and thereafter will be required to take 6 credit units of College Requirement.

3. Students of second major and students changed to the Major will follow the Advanced Standing I curriculum and will be required to take one designated Foundation-year course, i.e. EN2720 (3 credit units) (only applicable to normative 4-year degree students and students admitted with Advanced Standing I). ASII students will be exempted from the Foundation-year courses.